Here you will find short film and video documentaries about New York City Artists by Thomas W. Campbell. More films will be added in the near future.
Birth of the Sun
Birth of the Sun is a 27 minute documentary about Grady Alexis, a little-known artist in the East Village who inspired many, struggled to develop a unique vision, and finally died in a street scuffle with an off-duty policeman. True to the kind of hand-made and found-object paintings and sculpture that Grady created, his story is told through the art and music of people who knew and were influenced by him. Grady lived on the streets for years before becoming the artist in residence at El Taller Latino Americano on East 2nd street. The film also documents the recreation of a signature work by Grady, the mural called Birth of the Sun.
You can watch the entire film by clicking on the image of Thom Corn and Bernardo Palombo with the completed Mural above.